Management Council

Rishab Mohan Gupta
Promoter and Director - Rossell India Ltd.

Rishab is the young and dynamic sponsor of the Aerospace & Defence Division of Rossell India Ltd. He is an active strategist in forging relationships with global OEM's.

Rishab specializes in marketing management and is an alumni of the Suffolk University, MA, USA. He is an avid aviation fan and a non-certified pilot. A travel enthusiast, he likes to explore uncharted places, and discover different cultures and cuisines. He likes authentic biryani. He is extremely passionate about cricket, and enjoys putting bat to ball whenever he gets the time.

He is part of the proprietary group of Rossell India Limited, is a director on the board and also heads the Management council of Rossell Techsys.

Prabhat Kumar Bhagvandas
Chief Executive Officer

PKB, as he is fondly called, is the Chief Executive Officer of Rossell Techsys. He has been at the helm since the company started its journey in 2011.

An industry veteran with career spanning more than 38 years, PKB has held several leadership positions handling a diverse portfolio of responsibilities in many industries such as  Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Industrial Automation and Controls and Data Networking. He is a start-up specialist and has started up various offshore development centres and VC funded technology companies.
Prior to joining Rossell Techsys, he had significant stints at Vizag Steel, CMC Limited, Portal Player, LVL7 Systems and Broadcom. He has a scholastic background in Electronics and Communication and a Master's Degree in Business Management.  

He is well-travelled, an avid reader, philosopher & thinker who loves humour at work. He is a tennis fan and unwinds by listening to western instrumental music.

 

Zeena Philip
Chief Operating Officer

Zeena Philip has close to three decades of  diverse experience in supply chain, manufacturing and operations. She has held various leadership positions in diverse industries such as Healthcare, IT & Telecom. Prior to joining Rossell Techsys, she worked with GE Healthcare where she had an 18-year continuous stint, with the most recent role of leading GE’s largest manufacturing site as Operations Manager, in Bangalore,  with a people strength of close to 700 people. Zeena holds an Engineering degree in Electronics & Communication.

Zeena has a strong execution, quality and process focus. She strongly believes in team empowerment and is passionate about mentoring and coaching, in particular, women in the workplace.

In her free time, she loves traveling with family.

R R J Sudarshan
Senior Vice President – Program Management & Technology

RRJ leads the Program Management and Manufacturing Engineering functions.

Formerly a senior Air Force officer, he has over two decades of experience, providing techno-managerial leadership in Aviation, Communication, Maintenance establishments and Electronic Warfare. He retired as Group Captain from the Indian Air Force.
RRJ is detail oriented and a strong advocate of inter-team communication and cohesiveness with hands-on approach for achieving program objectives.
He has bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and a master's degree in Business Management from IIT Kharagpur. He is a trained internal auditor for AS9100 and ISO 9001. He is a member of Computer Society of India and also a life member of National Institute of Personnel Management.

He loves Carnatic music and enjoys playing squash and volley ball.

  

Gregory Loomis
Senior Vice President- Global Operations

Greg heads the US operations and global sales and marketing. He leads transformational initiatives such as Rossell’s future factory, future workforce, strategic business development and strategic sourcing.

He was instrumental in successfully setting up Rossell’s US operations- Rossell Techsys Inc, based in Phoenix, Arizona, and setting the strategic roadmap for US operations and its integration into Rossell’s global vision.

Greg began his career as Systems Engineer in the automotive industry. Prior to joining the company, Greg was part of senior management in Boeing Defense, Space & Security, leading globally diverse teams in program management, contracting, and supply chain management.

Greg holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology and a master's degree in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Advisors

V Srinivasan
Advisor India

Srinivasan brings 37 years of industry experience to his role as an advisor and mentor to the company. he provides strategic and crucial support to the Management council in all the operational aspects of the Division.

He held various leadership positions at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), culminating as the Executive Director of Avionics Division and its R&D centre at Hyderabad where he was responsible for the entire operations, including setting up new production and ROH lines, and P&L. During his tenure at HAL, he managed Design, Production Engineering, Assembly & Testing, Operations, Divisional & Corporate Planning and Project management. He was the driving force in setting up an avionics unit at Kasargod (Kerala).

Srinivasan is an Engineer in Electrical Technology from IISc, Bangalore and a Post Graduate in Aeronautics from IIT, Kanpur.

He keeps himself abreast with developments in the medico-pharma field, is passionate about Vaastu sciences and a cricket enthusiast.

Dennis M Annen
Advisor U S A

Mike is an ex-USAF officer, with more than 3,000+ flight hours in both fighter and commercial aircraft. He was assigned to the Pentagon, Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, Middle East Division, where he developed, coordinated, and executed USAF international programs and policy for the Middle East. He represented DoD with Department of State and Defense Intelligence. He worked with Boeing GS&S Division as Regional International Lead for Asia-Pacific; Latin America; and Southern Europe with R&A to grow core business, establish partnerships, joint ventures and evaluate M&A opportunities. He also worked with Boeing Training Systems & Government Services and Boeing IBD Middle East. He is currently President of Gulf Aviation LLC, which specializes in commercial and defense aerospace, project management, technology development, unmanned aircraft and ground systems, with extensive experience in US domestic and international contract administration. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Texas and a master’s degree in business from Troy State University. He is a graduate of the Air War College.

Functional Leadership

Chandravel Sankarakumar
Vice President- Partner Relationships & Certifications

Chandravel, in an advisory role, supports Partner Relationship with customers and suppliers.

Chandravel, in his 40 Years of industry experience, has served various premier organizations like ISRO, HAL, BHEL. He headed the delivery department at Sanmina-SCI (global EMS Company), and Phoenix Technologies (global Bios Company). He has vast experience in Embedded Systems in Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, Telecom, Industrial Automation, Consumer Electronics, Multimedia, and Storage Technologies. He made significant contributions in Research & Development, Engineering, Project and Program Management and received several productivity and recognition awards in his career.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from MIT, Chennai and a master's in aeronautical engineering from IIT Chennai. He has completed the Aerospace Auditor Transition Training (AATT) administered by IAQG and is a certified Aerospace Experience Auditor (AEA) for AS9100.

He enjoys swimming, playing basketball and cricket.

Nagasundaram Narayanaswamy
Vice President- Product Engineering & Special Parts

Nagasundaram Narayanaswamy leads the development of special Parts and quality systems.

Sundar brings more than thirty-one years of experience in Manufacturing Operations, Tactical Supply chain management, Manufacturing Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Continuous improvement and startup of production facilities/ greenfield operations in Automotive and Aerospace industry. Prior to this, he worked with Boeing India as Head of production Operations/ Plant Head. Before joining Boeing, he worked with Collins Aerospace Systems, Delphi Automotive Systems and Lucas-TVS.

Sundar holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and master’s degree in production engineering.

 Sundar enjoys trekking and playing cricket in his free time.

Chandrasekar Govindarajan
Vice President- Manufacturing & Rossell School Of Learning

Chandrasekar, with 30-years of industry experience, leads the manufacturing in Rossell Techsys. His career journey started as a hands-on tooling person. He moved on to Tool design, Program Management (New & transfer) Manufacturing engineering, Industrial engineering, Supplier development & eventually heading Plant operations.

He has 22 years of experience in Connectors & interconnect systems including wiring harness for Automotive sector & Industrial products. Prior to joining Rossell, he worked for TE connectivity & Molex, Magnetic AutoControl, NASH industries and Zentron labs.

Chandru holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from MKU, Masters’ degree in Business Management from Symbiosis university, Pune and diploma in Tool Engineering from NTTF – Bangalore. He is a qualified internal auditor for TS16949 / IATF 16949 and  certified in Six sigma blackbelt & LEAN deployment (TEOA).

Chandru likes travelling, trekking and playing badminton. He also enjoys reading and listening to Indian music in his free time.

Daniel M Varagunasingh
Vice President- Information Systems & IT Enabled Services

Daniel leads the R&D and Information systems function. He has 30 years of industry experience spanning across Electricals & Electronics, Telecom hardware & software and Ethernet based Network Stack Software.

He started his career with Larsen & Toubro in Mumbai and went on to work with NEC (USA), AT&T Paradyne Corp and Broadcom, developing and managing a suite of network protocols and products.

Daniel comes to Rossell with Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics from College of Engineering, Guindy (Anna University, Chennai). Ignited by his passion for technology, he has dabbled in design & development of very successful electronic products and software solutions, amongst which are the innovative “Z” line fuel dispensers and various network switches and routers.

In his free time, Daniel loves to travel, explore new places and cultures, and delve into behind-the-scene workings of new gadgets.

Louis Pereira
Vice President- After Market Services

Louis leads the shared services activity and is the organizational Management Representative as well as the Chief Information security officer (CISO).

He is a DGCA certified aircraft maintenance engineer on Boeing 737-200, Hawker Siddeley HS- 748 and Alouette III helicopters and a qualified ISO 9001:2008 lead auditor. A graduate in mechanical engineering, he is a qualified aeronautical engineer. During his service in the Indian Air Force, the key appointments that he held include Chief Engineering Officer for the Transport Aircraft Base, Senior Engineer Presidential Fleet of Aircraft and Senior Engineer (Aircraft) MRO. He has vast experience in setting up production and MRO facilities for aircraft overhaul.

In his previous role at the State Government of Victoria, Australia, India team, he was responsible for identifying business opportunities between India and the State of Victoria. His main role was to advise key players in the Australian Aviation & Aerospace vertical on India market entry strategies.

A keen sportsman, he has represented the state at national level in hockey. He is a great dancer, an enthusiastic traveler and loves spending time with family,

T. Rathinavel
Vice President- Finance & Accounts

Rathinavel has more than 30 years experience with flag ship companies like LSMML (conglomerate of LMW), Bajaj Auto Limited Pune, Concorde Motors Limited (100% Subsidiary of TATA Motors) and Omax Autos Limited in the domains of Finance, Accounts, Costing and Controls. His expertise covers the entire gamut of financial planning and analysis, management accounting, MIS, adherence to statutory compliances and reporting on various sensitive indicators like current ratios, Vapco, Inventory Turn, Asset Turn, Cash Turn, Return on Capital Employed and Target BEP analysis etc. He has significant experience in SAP FICO, identification of various business process risks (BPR) and it's management, identification of cost drivers, cost savings, value stream mappings, and cost centre as well as profit centre accounting. Rathinavel is qualified costing professional from The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWA) and has Bachelors degree in Mathematics from University of Madras. His hobbies include travelling, reading, teaching, playing Chess and an avid Cricket fan.

Syam Promod
Vice President- Contracts & Supply Chain

Syam leads the Contracts activity in Rossell Techsys. In his career span of 20 years, he has worked in diverse domains like supply chain and logistics, manufacturing, material management, equipment maintenance. Syam has worked with leading organizations like GE BE Pvt Ltd, Hitachi Koki India Ltd, Alligator Designs Pvt Ltd. Syam holds a bachelors from Calicut University and has master's in Business Administration from ICFAI. He is a six sigma and CII certified supply chain management professional from CII Institute of Logistics. He is multifaceted and enjoys travelling, singing and listening to music. He is a sportsman and enjoys playing football and cricket.

Boopathy Sankar P S
General Manager – P P C & I E

Boopathy has more than 22-years of experience in Production Planning & Control, Program Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Lean Management and managing projects at customer sites in USA and Singapore. He has had stints with Kennametal Widia, Cyient, UTC Aerospace Systems and SRM University. He has led various Engineering, Technology, Cost Reduction, Lean, and Transition Program activities.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from University of Madras, master’s degree in engineering (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Production & Operations).  He is a certified PMP ®, ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ-CSSBB) practitioner and a certified Functional Hazard Risk Assessment (FHRA) professional.  He has volunteered for several Project Management International (PMI) activities such as review of standards, and for its chapters in training PMP aspirants, in addition to conducting several in-house workshops for Project Management team members. 

Boopathy volunteers for Toastmasters International as a regular trainer, guest speaker in various programs organized by Toastmasters in several Corporate / Community / College clubs. He has been recognized with the highest honor of Toastmasters, known as the Distinguished Toastmaster, in the year 2014.  He is a regular Yoga Practitioner and enjoys the company of family and books.

Renu Batta
Senior Manager- Corporate Communications

Renu leads the corporate communications practice. She has more than 25 years’ industry experience -a major part as a freelancer- in diverse roles such as copywriting, proof-reading, editing, public relations and also teaching the English language.  In addition to her industry experience, she had stints with educational institutions, teaching senior grade students.  Her experience included supporting an eclectic mix of projects for colleges, government agencies and corporates. Some of her industry associations were with CMC Limited, Portal Player, LVL7 systems and Melcole PR. She assisted several doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, primarily in the field of entomology to publish their research transcripts, thesis and dissertations. Her critical word by word reviews enabled error free manuscripts.

While she started her career in an administrative role, her penchant for the written word, keen eye for detail, and her voracious reading abilities led her to make a career in content creation, content editing and proofreading as a freelance subject matter specialist.

Renu received her master’s degree in English Literature from MLSU, Udaipur. She did her graduation from Rajasthan University, Jaipur and also holds a diploma in computer science. She is a certified Proof-reading Subject Matter Expert (SME).

Her hobbies include Interior designs, gardening, crochet, knitting, cross-stitch, cracking crossword puzzles and being an active contributor to various fora in her areas of interests.  She is also a self-taught botanist.

Sales & Marketing

Sanil Babu
Vice President- Sales & Marketing, India & Australasia

Sanil leads the sales and marketing team across India and Australasia. He has over 27 years of experience in aviation and automotive sectors.

During his tenure with Indian Air Force, key appointments held by Sanil include Joint Director- Operations, Plant Head- Aviation components manufacturing in fighter aircraft MRO, Fleet maintenance manager for the fourth generation fighter aircraft, Faculty for aeronautical engineering, Project co-ordination manager for National level aviation programs He has also held positions of Senior General Manager (Plant Head) for automotive engine cylinder blocks manufacturing division of a machine tools OEM.

Sanil holds two bachelor degrees, one in mechanical engineering and other one in aeronautical engineering. He did his masters in management. He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers India, Life Member Aeronautical Society of India and Member Indian Management Association. Certified in Advanced Manufacturing Methods, Six Sigma Black Belt, Project management & Aviation components indigenization, he is also a lead auditor ISO 9001 & internal auditor AS 9100.

He is a movie buff, passionate gourmet and a keen golfer.

Michael Fleck
Vice President- Sales & Marketing, Americas

Michael Fleck is currently the Director of Sales and Marketing- Americas. He is responsible for the development and growth of business in the US. He will lead the implementation of sales and marketing processes and customer strategy.

Before joining Rossell, Michael was Director of Engineering Solutions at Aviation Technical Services, responsible for all aspects of sales and customer service of the engineering solutions products. Prior to this, he was Director of Business Development for Component Services where he led a significant turnaround for critical account.  

Michael spent 18 years at The Boeing Company in various leadership roles, including leading all of the aftermarket part sales and customer service organization. He had responsibility for worldwide sales and support leading a team of over 100 domestic and international employees. He led the aftermarket purchasing sales targets through regional strategies and customer support of spare parts for Boeing Aircraft and other entities (maintenance operations, suppliers, distributors).

Michael has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Business from City University of Seattle. Michael was born and has remained in the Puget Sound region in Washington State.

Paul Bewell
Vice President- Sales & Marketing-EMEA

Paul is the Director of Sales & Marketing, EMEA. He is responsible for establishing and developing business in the Europe and Middle East region.

With 33 years of experience in European aerospace industry, he has managed business development and commercial relations with major OEMs such as Airbus, Leonardo, Rolls Royce and Safran.

Before joining Rossell, Paul worked as Director, Business Development for a manufacturing company in France. Prior to that he held key Account Manager roles in Airbus, GKN Aerospace and Parker Aerospace. Paul started his career in Rolls-Royce in 1987, progressed through engineering roles, product and customer support, and program management before turning his hand to solving customers supply chain challenges to win new business.

Paul has a degree in Engineering Science from Durham University, and a joint Masters from Cranfield and Warwick Universities. He has travelled extensively to various places from the West Coast of the US to the Middle East in his professional capacities, and is intensely familiar with their industries and commercial practices.

An Englishman in France, Paul loves to go on bicycle rides in his spare time.

 

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